Alex Mott

Man United identify three-man shortlist for Director of Football role

Manchester United have reportedly identified three candidates to become their new Director of Football.

The Old Trafford outfit are keen to restructure behind the scenes after falling behind other top European clubs when it comes to recruitment and footballing strategy.

Things have improved somewhat after sacking José Mourinho in December, but Ed Woodward is still looking to bring in someone to oversee their operations.

And now a story in the Mirror has claimed that the club have come up with a three-man shortlist to fill the vacant position.

Top of that list, according to the story, is Atlético Madrid’s Andrea Berta but they face tough competition to lure the Italian away from the Wanda Metropolitano, with Atleti set to offer their DF a new long-term contract.

If their approach for Berta does fail, then RB Leipzig’s Paul Mitchell and Juventus’ Fabio Paratici are also said to be in contention.

United are hoping to fill the Director of Football role by the end of the season.